Declare and Tell


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Declare verb – State emphatically and authoritatively.
Usage example: He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with

Tell is a synonym for declare in make known topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Declare", when it comes to topics like communicate, words, make known clearly or officially.
Nearby Words: declaration, declared, declaring, declarable, declarer
Synonyms for Declare


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Tell verb – To express (a thought or emotion) in words.
Usage example: just tell us what is in your heart

Declare is a synonym for tell in communicate topic. You can use "Declare" instead a verb "Tell", if it concerns topics such as acknowledgement, words, speak, make known.
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

person declare person tell person
people declare people tell people
someone declare someone tell someone
nothing declare nothing tell nothing
Other nouns: anyone, player, everyone, son, feelings, gender, names, stories.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Civilization Diplomacy-wise in V, they can tell you to move your units away from their borders, giving you the option to declare war immediately, or promise to never declare.
  • Useful Notes / Spanish Civil War They all declare an uneasy truce until the battle ends and tell each other their stories.
  • Doug's First Movie: Doug and Skeeter tell the Mayor about the swamp creature they found, but she can't publicly declare its existence without backlash.
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